CLEVELAND – (July 28, 2021) – The Union Home Mortgage (UHM) Cleveland Marathon today announced the routes for its 44th race to take place Oct. 23-24 in downtown Cleveland.

Marathon organizers have worked closely with health and safety officials from the City of Cleveland, Cuyahoga County and the State of Ohio to assemble routes that maximize safety while giving participants a striking view of the city that the marathon calls home.

This year, the marathon will begin and end at Public Square, featuring two loops that will go along the Shoreway, showcasing beautiful views of Lake Erie and The Land. Runners will cross the Detroit-Superior and Hope Memorial Bridges and pass the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Great Lakes Science Center, FirstEnergy Stadium, West Side Market and other highlights. The new route will allow for a fast race with less turns than previous years.

Additionally, with the marathon being held in October this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, runners will be able to take in the fall foliage that we enjoy in Cleveland.

“We share our runners’ excitement to gather in person this fall and think they will enjoy this amended route,” said Ralph Staph, Race Director of the UHM Cleveland Marathon. “We look forward to highlighting many of the hallmarks of Cleveland and offering runners the opportunity to take in stunning views of our city.”

See a turn-by-turn overview of the marathon route here: and a course map here: View a turn-by-turn of the half marathon here: and the half marathon course map here:

The routes for the 5k and 10k feature a relatively fast and flat course and a scenic view of downtown Cleveland and some of its most beautiful suburbs.

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About the Union Home Mortgage Cleveland Marathon

One of the 50 oldest races in the country, the Union Home Mortgage Cleveland Marathon features the following opportunities: Full Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K, 5K, Kids’ Run and Challenge Series. Online registration and additional information is available at

There are opportunities for non-profit organizations to raise funds through their participation in the race through Cleveland Marathon Charities. Find out more at